Ukrainian sludge rock trio STONED JESUS is now releasing a brand new song, “CON!” The song and visualizer, which was created by the band, can be found at THIS LOCATION.
The single release is in conjunction with the band’s massive upcoming performance in support of DIE TOTEN HOSEN, which will take place on August 20, 2022 at Airport Tempelhof in Berlin (DE). The 60,000 capacity venue is currently sold out!
Lead vocalist and guitarist Igor Sydorenko comments on the track: “‘CON’ is a pure experiment, a crossroad of many ‘what if’s’ – what if we play a Motorik-type beat in some weird time signatures, what if every word in the lyrics starts with ‘con-,’ what if the song is constantly evolving despite its short runtime, etc. I’m really happy that trying all these things led to this absolutely brilliant result! Also the guys in the band not only embraced my ideas but also helped on other levels, too: Dmytro (drums) recorded and mixed the whole thing, and Sergii (bass) did the video. Enjoy!”
“CON” can be pre-saved HERE.
“CON” is taken from STONED JESUS‘ forthcoming psychedelic rock album, ‘Fatherlight,’ which will be released in 2023. The band previously released the first single, “Porcelain,” which can be streamed HERE. Stay tuned for more details!
Formed by Igor Sydorenko in Kyiv in 2009, STONED JESUS quickly progressed beyond their tongue-in-cheek moniker. The Ukrainian trio’s second full length “Seven Thunders Road” converged doom, prog and grunge in their own recognizable way and the album’s centrepiece, 13-min long “I’m the Mountain”, boasts 15 million plays on YouTube.
STONED JESUS‘s next LP “The Harvest” sounded like a blend of MASTODON, PORCUPINE TREE and SOUNDGARDEN, and their charismatic live shows and relentless touring schedule helped to double and then triple their fanbase in mere months.
While being integral to the European psychedelic rock scene STONED JESUS helped popularize, creatively STONED JESUS never stopped pushing the envelope, taking influences for their newer material from such diverse acts like SWANS, THE CURE, KING CRIMSON and DEFTONES.
Lead-Vocals and Guitar: Igor Sydorenko
Bass and backing vocals: Sergii Sliusar
Drums and backing vocals: Dmytro Zinchenko